Monday, January 12, 2009

My World # 13

This is my posting for the My World meme . It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar,Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Last week there were 97 people showing their worlds to us. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Here is part of 'My World'.

I started a series of bridges in My World # 8. This is the second in the series, the Main Street Bridge. This was always the best way to get across from the two parts of Kent until an impressive overpass was built. A railroad crossing can stop the traffic flow. The stone bridge consists of three arches and a section to cross the lower railroad tracks. You can see the new Kent Dam in the foreground.
There is a pier in the water under the river arch.
This is looking through the dry arch of the bridge.
This is looking through the one water arch I can reach.
The Cuyahoga River and the reason Kent has so many bridges. You can see the U-flow of the river starting in the North and flowing south through Kent before flowing West to Akron.
Norman Maclean wrote of rivers in 'A River Runs Through It'. This is to honor his writing. This is a large rock along one of the bridge arch bottoms.
As Maclean wrote 'Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.'

In this I can see the writing the water has made in stone to tell their story.
I do hope you will visit some of the worlds of others who join in with their world.

66 comments:

Sara G said...

Great post and pictures. One of these days I am going to venture out and see more of OHIO!! It is a very interesting state.
Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us.

George said...

Thanks for showing the Main Street Bridge. These old bridges always have more character than modern overpasses.

Darla said...

Yes they are full of character, I agree with George. I find them very interesting and I love the arch.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great picture of that old bridge, Tom. It looks a little like the old bridge (which has just been renovated) at Cumberland Mountain State Park near here. Beautiful!!!
Betsy

Sylvia K said...

Love the bridges! Just terrific photos! Thanks for sharing! Have a good week, FG!

imac said...

Sure got a great looking bridge there my friend.also a great post.

WillThink4Wine said...

I know there is beauty in the design of some of the new mega-bridges, but nothing beats the old ones. Loved this!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful bridge. I like both the long shots and the closeups of this one and also enjoyed what you wrote about it.

auringonkukka finland :) said...

beautiful photos and place!!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Fishing,

Interesting post about bridge.
I post a city of vacation!
We are in Summer and all people are going to the beach and the sea!

Luiz

Babooshka said...

Is your Kent anything to do with the UK Kent, which is known as the garden of England? It is anohter world under there and much better to mooch around in. I see linky is down just as I post mine.

antigoni said...

Awesome photos. I'm very fond of bridges.

ewok1993 said...

Very interesting. I have always been a sucker for those arched type of bridges. They have so much character. Thanks for showing this.

Mojo said...

Awesome stonework on that bridge. I love water in any natural form and just about anything built of stone anyway, so this is real eye candy for me.

The passage you quoted reminded me of Linville Falls up in the mountains near Boone. You can see in the rock where the river has carved its path from top to bottom over eons. The river is patient, and it will eventually have its way. We can try to contain it, try to tell it where to go, but in the end unless we work with it we will lose to it.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

I adore the arches of this old bridge.. it really does have character!
Very very nice bridge and your post is beautiful!

Reader Wil said...

Interesting post, Tom! Thanks for taking us into your world and on your bridge, or should I say under the bridge?

Carver said...

I love bridges and these old bridges are so beautiful. Great post.

Susie of Arabia said...

Very interesting post for My World ... Nice shots of the bridge from different angles. I really like that you showed how strong the water is in affecting the stone.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Interesting and neat post, FG.
Love the stone work of the old bridge.
I imagine it is even more impressive in person.

Kathy said...

Wow great photos. We don't have anything like that here. Just a couple bridges you drive across. Enjoyed your photos.

Jo Castillo said...

Great photos and an interesting story to go with the photos. Thanks.

Mary said...

Love the shot looking out the opening and the stone shots! Great post!

dot said...

Your world is very interesting and looks like you go all out to get a good picture. I love the bridges!

mountain.mama said...

Loved the bridge pictures...how's the fishin'?

Ken Conger Photography said...

Nice series with a comprehensive post. Thx for sharing. Blue Skies.

Guy D said...

Wow what an impressive bridge, great shots as always.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures</a

Ruth said...

What a good idea for a My World post. Thank you for your efforts in hosting this each week.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's a good flick, and its great to see the full watershed, and how and where it funnels into Lake Erie.

Larry D said...

Great post very interesting I like the quote as well!

SandyCarlson said...

Those bridges sure do look sturdy. I'd be confident on them. The think wiry ones still make me nervous.

Ms. Hays said...

WoW I like all of these photos, but I have to say that I love that 2nd shot, it's a very pretty shot!!!

Tabib said...

Beautiful pictures and great old architecture.

mannanan said...

Great interesting post. Bridge not to disimilar to the stone bridege we have here in Ramsey. Thanks for sharing Your World with us.

Janie said...

I loved A River Runs Through It, both the book and the movie. That's a great old bridge, full of character. I love the photographs.

Wren said...

Great photos, Fishing Guy. I'm going to have to Kent some day and check it out.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful photos to show the old bridges. I like bridges too, I think they had a lot of stories to tell about the activities on the bridge and the users of the bridge. Have a nice week ahead.

Yogi said...

I love the bridges especially the shot of the dry arch with the trail going through it. I am nuts about trails. I just have to find out where they go.

Indrani said...

Those stone arches are great... seems to be a sturdy bridge.

Arija said...

A truly lovely old bridge. I love what water and wind can do to rocks too.

Gaelyn said...

Interesting. A nice old brick bridge. That watershed sure is convuluted. The rock tells its story. Nice tour and great captures.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Fantastic images Tom. I love the ones taken from inside the tunnels and those of the rocks. It is nice to see the map so now I know where Kent is. I spent quite some time in Cleveland at a friend of mine and she lived on the way to Akron so the map puts all this together for me. Thanks.

Sandra said...

Great and interesting post - I really enjoyed bridge pictures! Bye and greetings from freezing Croatia.

david mcmahon said...

Great shots through the arches.

Swarna said...

The music matches my mood as I read your post. I have always felt that an arch and the keystone are perfect symbols of majesty and strength...

Luiz Ramos said...

Bridges and Soulmate. Beautiful your World.
Luiz Ramos

magiceye said...

wonderful post indeed!

Jack and Joann said...

Fishing Guy, great prose with your informative and interesting photos! I love the line: the basement of time. Wow! You get five stars for that. And you get an extra star for adding my Virginia location to my post on My World. Thanks! LOL!

uncleawang said...

Great post & photos.Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.

Tipper said...

Great pictures of the bridge-makes me wish I could walk under the dry arch.

maryt/theteach said...

fishing guy, we have a Main Street Bridge here too! But yours is much nicer! Thank you for your pix of your world! :)

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

Love it!

Sorry to have gone so long (again) without visiting.

I'm (still) a rotten blogging friend.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots! I think that old bridges, like old buildings, have so much character and history to them.

D Herrod said...

Very cool as usual. TY for visiting one of my sites.

soulbrush said...

there's something so evocative about bridges...thanks for the terrific blog once again. hugs.

storyteller's other blog said...

What an amazing old bridge! We don't have any old bridges like it that I know of in California.
Hugs and blessings,

Carletta said...

Lovely shots FG!
They don't build them with that great stone anymore.

Natural Moments said...

It's nice having a trail running through the arch of the bridge.

TSannie said...

What great river story photos. The last one is wonderful. Wish it could tell it's story.

Skies said...

Hi,that's a well concreted bridge you have there. Check out my post, there's a better bridge there, hehehehe...I promise you.

Thanks for sharing!

T and S said...

Beautiful series and the last image where you can see how the waters has created those patterns is just incredible...Thomas

Jedediah said...

Great post, the last photo is my favourite and I love that quote.

Leanne said...

Lovely photos of a wonderful old bridge.

gnometree said...

Is that snow on the ground? Thanks for sharing. Bridges can be so symbolic. BTW, I did survive our 115F day - just.

Janet, said...

I love old bridges. The arches are beautiful on that one.

Glennis said...

Great old bridge, full of character, nice arches and I specially like the river writing on the stone, most unusual and interesting.

Gina said...

Very interesting..I love the first photo of under the bridge! :D